The best things to do in Leeds this week | 11 – 17 April 2022

Fill your Easter weekend with chocolate, family and our top picks of the week.

Easter week is upon us and here are our top picks of what to do.

We are well into April now and with Easter kindly gifting us a 4 day weekend, there is lots to do this week to make the most out of the festivities. Of course we will all be indulging in chocolate on Sunday, that goes without saying. But if you’re looking for something else to do then here are our top picks of what’s happening in and around Leeds.

From Yorkshire’s biggest Easter Egg hunt to award-winning theatre, there’s something for everyone in this week’s What’s On.

Chow Down Opening

Temple Arches, Leeds | Opening Thursday 14th April 2022.

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The beloved outdoor food and drink bonanza, Chow Down, is back for the Summer and opening on Thursday 14th April.

From April to September, Temple Arches will be transformed into a Summer-themed haven with a new food village, three-tier sun terrace, DJ huts and much more. There will even be a nine-hole alfresco crazy golf course where you can challenge your mates whilst sipping on your favourite cocktail. There will be a host of street food vendors to cater to all tastes which will change every few weeks to keep you coming back for more.

Chow Down will officially reopen on Thursday 14 April, opening 4.30pm – 11 pm on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the season. On the weekends, the venue will open 12pm – 11pm on Saturdays and Sunday 12pm – 9pm. Tickets can be purchased here and we encourage you to not miss out, this is a unique experience which is truly unmatched in Leeds.

Read more: Chow Down to return for 2022 with new crazy golf, drinks terrace and DJ huts

Bad Boy Chiller Crew

02 Academy, Leeds | Wednesday 13 – Thursday 14th April 2022.

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Bradford trio Bad Boy Chiller Crew are coming to Leeds and performing at the 02 Academy on the 13th and 14th April. The British group began by uploading comedy and prank videos onto Youtube before producing music influenced by the UK Bassline scene. They quickly rose to fame and have a loyal fanbase, especially in the Yorkshire region.

These gigs are sure to have an electric atmosphere in this intimate venue and are not to be missed. Tickets are running low so if you want to party with the chiller crew, you best me quick. Find them at this link.

Eggcelent Easter Egg Hunt

Thackray Museum of Medicine, Harehills | Monday 4 April – Friday 22 April 2022.

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This Easter, the Thackray Museum of Medicine is hosting a whole range of egg-citing activity programmes to bring the Easter holidays to life. Visitors are invited to explore the museum as part of the ‘Eggcellent Easter Egg Hunt’, in which several eggs will be hidden throughout the exhibitions, and participants asked to complete a trail to get their hands on a mini Easter treat.

Suitable for even young children, there will even be an ‘Egg and Sperm Race’, where players will compete to reach the egg first, and an ‘Absolutely Smashing Matching Hatching Game’, which will put your knowledge of eggs and growth in the animal kingdom to the test. Please note that parental supervision required at these events.

Monday 4 April – Friday 22 April 2022. Find out more here.

Yorkshire’s Biggest Easter Egg Hunt

Multiple locations across Yorkshire | Friday 15th April – Sunday 17th April 2022.

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Provenance Inns and Hotels will be hiding chocolate eggs across the county this month in the lead-up to Easter.The event is thought to bring ‘Yorkshire’s biggest Easter egg hunt’, spanning across Harogate, Moulton, Helperby and other Yorkshire hotspots. Lucky hunters who seek out the eggs will be able to enjoy a free drink at any Provenance site and there will be a host of Easter-themed dishes on the menu for those looking for a little more than a chocolate egg to satisfy their hunger.

Raising money for the Red Cross, Yorkshire’s biggest Easter egg hunt is set to take place across the bank holiday weekend, beginning on Good Friday and running until Easter Sunday. The idea is that clues will be dropped across Provenance Inns social media pages and those successful in finding the eggs can then redeem a free drink from the bar.

Read more: Everything you need to know about Yorkshire’s biggest Easter egg hunt

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Leeds Grand Theatre | Tuesday 12 April – Saturday 16 April 2022.

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The National Theatre’s Olivier and Tony Award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to Leeds this April for one week only.

This life-affirming and unmissable production follows the story of Christopher, a 15 year old boy with an extraordinary brain. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbour’s dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world. Become immersed into Christopher’s world and experience theatre at it’s very best.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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